The WISE Festival daytime events

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Part of The WISE Festival – Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

An afternoon of interactive activities, suitable for all ages. Hear about the work women are doing in the Sciences through Virtual Reality, busking, soap boxes and more. 

Sessions include: 

Soap-Box Science
Join some of London’s leading scientists as they take to their soapboxes to showcase their work through fun, informal, scientific presentations and hands-on activities. 

Take a (Bio) Selfie
Create your own unique and colourful self-portrait using the bacteria swabbed from your cheek with Dr Chloe James' and her team from the University of Salford.

Street Scientists
Newcastle University’s Street Science Team will be science busking – fun, interactive science demonstrations using everyday objects in unusual ways.
The Truth Inside
Is that necklace of yours really gold? Bournemouth University’s Archaeology and Anthropology Department will be showcasing their Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (PXRF) analyser which allows archaeologists to determine the composition of archaeological artefacts and sediments. Bring along any small items you'd like to discover more about or see inside one of our artefacts.

Women in AI
The Alan Turing Institute’s Women in Data Science and AI project showcase their current research into gender inequality in the fields of AI and data science, including the new Diversity Dashboard tool which offers insights into gender inclusion in the workplace.
Plus more to be announced.

Click here to find out what else is happening at The WISE Festival.



Name: The WISE Festival daytime events
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546